AGRISETA Accredited Qualifications

AGRISETA Accredited Qualifications

Nosa Agri is accredited to provide the National Certificate in Animal Production and the National Certificate in Plant Production on NQF Level 4. Click here to download our accreditation reportĀ Accreditation for Nat Cert

National Certificate in Animal Production

NQF Level: 4
Minimum Credits to be achieved: 140
Price PerĀ Learner: R25 000.00 excluding VAT and assessment fees.
Duration: 12 Months

SAQA ID Number: 48979

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:

  • A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to manage Supervisors and working teams, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal production in a range of Animal Production taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of outputs.
  • The Learner will be able to take complete responsibility for her/his own actions and also take responsibility for supervising others at lower levels within an Animal Production context under broad guidance and evaluation.
  • Competency will be gained in any of the specialized sub-fields of Animal Production as specified under Areas Of Specialization (i.e. Small stock, Large Stock, Dairy Production, Aqua Culture, etc.) with a strong focus on management.
  • The learner will be able to take responsible decisions within a wide range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills, all in an Animal Production context.
  • The Learner will be able to oversee the implementation of a wide range of procedures and will be able to ensure the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry.
  • In addition to the above, the learner will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Plant Production and Mixed Farming, since such efforts will only require additional learning within the elective scope of other qualifications at this level.
  • The learner will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.
  • Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
  • This qualification will allow qualifying learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.
  • Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the planning, implementation and control of development projects within an Animal Production context.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved numeracy, literacy and communication equivalent to NQF 2 and technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equivalent to NQF 3.

This qualification has been divided into 4 modules to assist your study process.

You will have contact sessions during the year and one visit from the assessor on the farm where you will be doing your practical.

Full details and dates will be communicated to you after enrollment.

Click here to view the course subjects, assessment and enrollment details:

Module 1 – Farm Business Management

Module 2 – Core Animal Studies

Module 3 – Fundamental Studies

Module 4 – Elective Animal Studies

For more information about this course, please fill out the form below:

National Certificate in Plant Production

NQF Level: 4
Minimum credits to be achieved: 142
Price Per Learner: R25 000.00 excluding VAT and assessment fees.
Duration: 12 Months

SAQA ID Number: 49009

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Plant Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:

  • A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to manage Supervisors and working teams, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to Plant production in a range of Plant Production taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of outputs.
  • The Learner will be able to take complete responsibility for her/his own actions and also take responsibility for supervising others at lower levels within an Plant Production context under broad guidance and evaluation.
  • Competency will be gained in any of the specialized sub-fields of Plant Production as specified under Areas Of Specialization (i.e. Vegetables, Fruit Production, Hydroponics, etc.) with a strong focus on management.
  • The learner will be able to take responsible decisions within a wide range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills, all in an Plant Production context.
  • The Learner will be able to oversee the implementation of a wide range of procedures and will be able to ensure the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry.
  • In addition to the above, the learner will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Plant Production and Mixed Farming, since such efforts will only require additional learning within the elective scope of other qualifications at this level.
  • The learner will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.
  • Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
  • This qualification will allow qualifying learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.
  • Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the planning, implementation and control of development projects within a Plant Production context.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved numeracy, literacy and communication equivalent to NQF 2 and technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equivalent to NQF 3.

This qualification has been divided into 4 modules to assist your study process.

You will have contact sessions during the year and one visit from the assessor on the farm where you will be doing your practical.

Full details and dates will be communicated to you after enrollment.

Click here to view the course subjects, assessment and enrollment details:

Module 1 – Farm Business Management

Module 2 – Core Plant Studies

Module 3 – Fundamental Studies

Module 4 – Elective Plant Studies

For more information about this course, please fill out the form below:

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